Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and writer Daniel Alarcón, the host and executive producer of Radio Ambulante, tell the story of a poet who changes Santiago, Chile, with building poems.
A few years back, writer Lee Montgomery wrote an essay about her loopy, alcoholic mother.
The essay ended up being published. To Lee's horror, her mother just happened to read the essay. All she said to Lee was, "You write very well."
Nate DiMeo tells a story about the "Mad Gasser."
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Dick speaks with Petna Ndaliko, a community activist in Congo trying to bring peopled together, despite threats against him
Dick speaks with a New York City urban miner about digging tunnels for the Second Avenue Subway and his union, the Local 147.
A musical primer on how to warm up the instrument before playing or using it.
James Brabazon reads a short essay about a photograph his friend Tim Hetherington did not take.
Ira Glass reads an Allen Ginsberg poem to the music of Philip Glass.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
A man who traveled to the Mexican desert to film the last words of a shaman.
WBEZ and the Center for Public Integrity investigate the case of Carlos Centeno, a worker who was burned by water and chemicals at a factory.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks with novelist T. Geronimo Johnson about his sprawling debut "Hold It ’Til It Hurts."
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